#GreenWednesday - Protecting the environment
How can we protect our environment and reduce poverty simultaneously? Here are some of the most popular #GreenWednesday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on protecting the environment - we’d love your input!
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. Receding forests, changing rainfall patterns and rising sea levels will exacerbate existing economic, political and humanitarian stresses and affect human development in all parts of the world.
- Is it too late to reverse #ClimateChange?
- A sustainable agriculture can not only create opportunity for future environmental development but also eradicate poverty in the rural area.
- Agricultural geeks! As environmental sustainability is under severe threat, tell us for #GreenWednesday: how many organic farming methods and techniques do you know?
- In 2011, UNDP began working with national and local partners to pilot inter-municipal cooperation for energy efficiency. The initiative brought together the towns of Gevgelija, Bogdanci and Valandovo, which together have 45,000 residents. Now, through a UNDP-supported programme, municipalities are coming together and pooling resources, staff and expertise to provide particular municipal services, resulting in reduced costs and better quality.
- Our report on Transforming Markets to Restore and Protect the Global Ocean explores the main causes of coastal and ocean degradation and presents a new paradigm to sustainably utilize open access resources such as the global ocean. It looks at lessons learned over the past 20 years and sets forth a road map to restore and protect our ocean for the next 20 years.
- We helped to unblock spring water and construct more irrigation channels so Pakistani farmers can now grow and sell almonds, grapes, different vegetables and export apples and cherries.
- In Mali, Niger and Senegal, our Community Water Initiative (CWI) has brought water supply and sanitation services directly to almost 550,000 people.
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The CWI is decentralized and demand-driven, inspired by the success of some of our other programmes, such as the GEF Small Grants Programme and Local Facility for Urban Environment.
- How do you think islanders can reduce their vulnerability to climate change?
Find out more this Green Wednesday: on.undp.org/oMqh7
Photo: We are helping Tuvaluans adapt to climate change with the support of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Global Environment Facility. / UNDP in the Pacific and PNG
- Through environmental education & monitoring, local people coordinate marine conservation efforts in Micronesia:
- Agriculture starts over in Zubeir after mine-cleaning - click below to find out more:
- Would having reliable energy at home change YOUR life? See other people's votes and cast yours here: ow.ly/hegQt
- This indigenous family in Brazil is excited to use its new eco-stove, significantly improving the quality of air they breathe.
- Our chief Helen Clark is happy about her solar bike! This photo was taken during her recent trip to Croatia, where investing in clean solar energy helps create jobs: on.undp.org/h0eMK
- Even a crow knows how to keep the environment clean!
- Check out our Facebook album showing our work around environmental protection: ow.ly/gC8LQ
- Click below to get more information on our work on environment and energy!